In the little valley between Leura and Katoomba behind the facade of an old weatherboard cottage is a home made by an artist and an architect. The artist, Heidi Axelsen,and the architect, Hugo Moline, live there with their daughter Tove. They call it the Lightscoop House because its new lightscoop draws in sunlight to illuminate…

Join us at this month’s MTNS MADE Salon where we will be joined by members of Illuminart’s award winning creative production team. Craig Laurendet and Verity Brookes will be sharing insights into the Port to Port project: month long a travelling light tour that is the culmination of 5 years’ creative production and planning. In a…

At this month’s MTNS MADE Salon, we have a variety of guests sharing about their creative projects in the Blue Mountains. Fiona Davies, President of Modern Arts Projects (MAP) Blue Mountains will discuss the upcoming project Sewnup that received some City of the Arts Trust funding. Fiona will share details about the project itself in addition…

A common refrain among those who live in the Blue Mountains is that their arrival here felt as though they had finally come home. For artist, author, and director, Emma Magenta, this is not too far from the truth. Emma spent much of her childhood visiting her grandfather, a ceramic artist in Blackheath. So when…

“I love the wild country,” says Michael Hoffman, an artist craftsman who grew up in the foothills of the Yarra Valley and always wanted to be near the bush. Today his life and work are intimately connected to the Blue Mountains he has called home for more than ten years. In addition to having a…

For most people, the idea of a tree-change symbolises a shift towards a quieter or simpler life. However, for artists and designers Hannah & Mark Surtees, the opposite is almost entirely true.

Painter, printmaker and designer Julie Paterson, is living the old idiom of ‘second time lucky.’ After a long spell of shuttling between Randwick and the Blue Mountains, she has now settled here full-time with her partner, writer and storyteller Amanda Kaye.